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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 6, 2011 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non- Dead ... and Chief Justice Roberts is still a jerk

No, this is a challenge by conductor Lawrence Golan and others to the URAA (Uruguay Rounds Agreement Act) which caused numerous works which had become public domain to be placed under copyright protection. In Golan's case, it would have potentially caused him to have to pay royalties to conduct music (such as the works of Igor Stravinsky) which had previously been removed from copyright, or had never been copyrighted in the US.

This case has been back and forth in the federal courts for about 10 years as Golan v. Ashcroft, Golan v. Gonzales and now Golan v. Holder (whomever the AG was at the time).



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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 6, 2011 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non- Dead ... and Chief Justice Roberts is still a jerk

I understood, i was just having fun as the Roberts comments reminded me of some of the comments that are made around here every time Rhino/GDP releases a show and the soundboard gets pulled from this site.